Cleaning cores the easy way

On a recent trip to Japan, I’d wanted to get a new video of a core sweeper in operation. Unfortunately for me, but fortunately for the greenkeeper, who had a laugh about this, the sweepers clean the greens so fast that by the time I arrived there were no more cores to sweep. The machine was parked in the maintenance yard.

I made a short video with a few old clips I have of these machines.

Core sweepers in Japan from Micah Woods on Vimeo.

Core sweepers are a standard piece of maintenance equipment at golf courses in Japan. For more information about the Hatsuta and Baroness sweepers shown in this video, see and

Micah Woods
Micah Woods

Scientist, author, consultant, and founder of the Asian Turfgrass Center